Elk County Wanted Individuals

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

Elk County residents can find a listing and description of wanted individuals by clicking on the “Wanted” tab on the Sheriff site.  Anyone with information on the location of any persons listed can contact the Sheriff’s Office Monday through Friday @ 776-5353 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 P.M., or call your local police agency after hours.  You may also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

**NEW** Video Tour Of Elk County

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 25 August 2017
Over the past few months, Elk County has partnered with CGI Communications to refresh the "Video Tour Of Elk County" on our website.   If you scroll down on any webpage, and look to the right, you'll see the new video tour link.  The video tour is separated into 8 chapters so please be sure to view them all.  We certainly do have much to be proud of here in Elk County.

Project Lifesaver

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The Elk County Sheriff's Office, Elk County 911, and Life and Independence For Today (LIFT) have partnered together to bring Project Lifesaver to Elk County.

What do people who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and down syndrome all have in common?....... The tendency to wander.  

Project Lifesaver is an award winning program consisting of police, sheriff, fire, public safety departments and other emergency responders. The individual with tendencies to wander wears a small transmitter on their wrist or ankle that emits a tracking signal. It looks similar to a watch, but sends out one of three transmissions: radio frequency, global positioning system (GPS) or assisted global positioning system. When the individual is missing, a call is made to Project Lifesaver to explain the situation. They, in turn, will contact local responders with coordinates of the individual based on the tracking signal being sent. The responder now knows exactly where to look, saving crucial time.

More information including how you can help is located on the Sheriff's Webpage.

Vietnam Veterans Lapel Pin Ceremony

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017
On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm, a public ceremony will be held by Commemorative Partners at the Fox Township Community Building - 300 Main Street, Kersey PA 15846 (next to the Fox Township Elementary School).  

(Due to overwhelming response, this ceremony has been moved from the Dagus Mines Legion to the Fox Township Community Building)

This ceremony will recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

Additional information is available on the Veterans' Affairs Webpage.

Courthouse Prohibited Items

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017
If you plan to visit the Elk County Courthouse, please take a moment and review this memo of what items cannot be brought into the Courthouse.

ELK COUNTY

Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853